Elizabeth Edwards, lawyer, wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards — from whom she separated in 2009 after 32 years of marriage (and his extramarital affair/out-of-wedlock child with Rielle Hunter) — mom of four, breast cancer sufferer, has reportedly died of cancer. The 61-year-old Edwards was at home in Chapel Hill with friends and family. Her doctor had recommended against further treatment, and this morning it had been reported that she likely had just weeks to live. Her Facebook page has been inundated with sympathies. Our condolences to Edwards’s loved ones.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 7, 2010